Sleep, how I long for thee

Feeling like a zombie again today. Don't know how much longer I can go without another day where I just sleep all day. Jayson is 7 months in 2 days and is still not sleeping through the night. I've been trying the no cry gentle sleep method thing but it's not working so I think I may have to try the dreaded cry it out method soon even though it will break my heart to do it.

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    06/19/14
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    06/19/14
    Well it's tailored to your child. For mine it's a process of weaning him off the night feedings and using phrases and actions to indicate it's time to sleep. It's working but it takes a few months to really see the affect from what the book tells me. He's gone from drinking 3 bottles a night to 1, so I can already see that it's helping in that regard, but he's still only sometimes putting himself back to sleep. It doesn't help that we had to move him out into his crib in the nursery and he's having separation anxiety too.
    I know it will pass in time. I've just got to hang in there.
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      06/19/14
      we FHey Lis! Charlie is 6 months so I'm there with ya. Charlie does sleep through the night with the exception of 2 times. He usually wakes up around 2 and around 4. It's always either a diaper or a bottle that he wants. I honestly don't pay too much mind because it's become routine. Half of the time we don't even realize we've gotten up to give him a bottle. He always goes right back to sleep.

      I wonder.. at bed time does Jayson go right to sleep? Does he have a set bed time? Between 9-9:30 every night is when I start winding down with Charlie. We go into my bedroom, lay in bed with very low light and just babble to each other and eat until he falls asleep. Since we FINALLY have somewhat of a routine down, he's not allowed to take naps after 6pm, and grandparents and Godparents are aware of this if they're watching him.
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        06/19/14
        His bed time is 7:30 so I always have him in bed by then unless he starts acting like he's sleepy before that and I will put him down early. Still, we have had such a hectic time lately there are nights where we are out somewhere and he doesn't get to bed on time. I try my best to keep a bedtime routine. Feeding time then bath time, play a little then a story then bed time. That's pretty much his nightly routine.
        He usually gets up around 2 and 4 also, and again at 5/5:30 but he's been sick a lot on and off and that has meant that he's up a lot more. Plus we're transitioning him from being next to our bed to his own room which also is new to him. Lots of changes.
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        06/19/14
        Ahh.. yeah those changes will definitely do it. We have him at different families house pretty much every night since we're working on the rental houses so even though they all know not to just let him sleep all evening, they have different ways of keeping him up so sometimes it's a struggle. Luckily, moving him into his own room is a temporary change so if you can just be consistent as you can through that change it will get better. Remember when our babies first came home? Good lord I thought I'd never make it through those first weeks! It always gets better hon, good luck!
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        06/20/14
        Thanks Alissa!
        I am starting to think that a contributing factor is the mattress is too hard for him in the crib because if I lay him down on our bed or in his rock n play he's out like a light and sleeps really good. But he hates the crib even though he will sleep in the crib at my mother in laws house no problem. So I'm going to experiment and see if I can make it more comfortable!
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        About Lis Outland
        Current: Selma, North Carolina
        Birth: December 31
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        I'm the Mummy of a very beautiful little boy named Jayson. He and his daddy are my world. I'm an Aussie gal living in the USA.